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Working seniors in Victoria can now access Seniors Card discounts.

Working seniors in Victoria can now access Seniors Card discounts.

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SENIORS who are still working can now share in the Seniors Card savings with the launch of Victoria's new Seniors Business Discount Card.

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SENIORS who are still working can now share in the Seniors Card savings with the launch of Victoria's new Seniors Business Discount Card.

The card will extend the benefits of the Seniors Card, excluding public transport and fishing licence concessions, to full-time workers over 60.

About 160,000 seniors are expected to qualify, with 4000 businesses offering discounts of 10 per cent or more on goods and services including travel, accommodation, hospitality, entertainment and leisure.

Council on the Ageing Victoria chief executive Sue Hendy said the expansion of the program was a positive move.

"Extending business discounts to seniors who work full-time is another positive step towards a more age-friendly Victoria," she said.

Commissioner for Senior Victorians Gerard Mansour said more seniors were choosing to work beyong the traditional retirement age.

"It is extremely pleasing that the changing nature of ageing in Victoria is being recognised," he said.

"The Seniors Business Discount Card recognises the valuable contribution that all senior Victorians make to our vibrant state."

The Seniors Card program has been operating since 1991 and there are currently 980,000 Victorian Seniors Card holders.

The new card will be available to people over 60 who work more than 35 hours a week.

  • Eligible seniors can apply for the new card on 1300-797-210,

www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au

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